#cablegate: Amazon says WikiLeaks breached terms of service; web address host pulls out

Following reports that Amazon’s servers had stopped hosting WikiLeaks’ site following its latest release of confidential diplomatic cables, it sought to clarify its position in a statement online.

On the Amazon Web Services site the statement says reports that a government inquiry had prompted it not to serve WikiLeaks any longer are inaccurate. It claimed instead that WikiLeaks had violated parts of its terms of service.

WikiLeaks has responded via its Twitter account.

The BBC also reported this morning that the WikiLeaks website had been shut down by EveryDNS.net, the company providing it with its .org web address.

EveryDNS.net said it had terminated services because WikiLeaks.org had come under massive cyber attacks.

But WikiLeaks has already reappeared using a Swiss web address.

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